Pakistan sees no regional peace if Palestine and Kashmir remain occupied.
Ambassador Munir Akram stated this in a statement submitted to the UN Security Council on Tuesday.
The top Pakistani diplomat at the UN warned that the Middle East and adjacent regions will not see durable peace while the people of Palestine and Kashmir continue suffering under occupation.
Pakistan sees no regional peace if Palestine and Kashmir remain occupied
He advocated for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
This oppression of the Palestinians, Kashmiris and other Muslim populations remain a major underlying cause of the rise of extremism and terrorism in recent decades.
He expressed these views, while the 15-member Council debated the situation in the Middle East.
Munir said just solutions to such oppression and injustice remains essential to defeat and eliminate the terrorism. Because terrorism has spread across and beyond the Middle East.
Furthermore, he said the two-State formula, involving the establishment of a sovereign, contiguous and viable Palestinian state, with East Jerusalem as its capital, living side-by-side with Israel within recognized boundaries, offered the only solution to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.
He said the alternative to a two-State solution remains an Israeli apartheid State. Or, even worse, a genocide of the Palestinian people.
Ambassador Akram said that even a world as morally compromised as ours will not tolerate either outcome.
He said that the peoples of the Arab and Muslim world, and other civilized nations, will not contemplate such outcomes.
Nor, he believes, would the people of Israel, with their enduring memories of the Holocaust.